JAIPUR: The 22-year-old girl who accused senior IAS officer BB Mohanty of raping and sexually exploiting her recorded her statement before a magistrate on Tuesday. The girl alleged that Mohanty raped her for seven months on pretext of helping her clear IAS examination and later marrying her.
The police said that they have launched an investigation to verify allegations and collect corroborating evidence. The corroborating evidence include mobile call details and records of the hotels in Bharatpur, Goa, Chennai and Agra where they stayed together. A team was rushed to Bharatpur and Udaipur to collect the records. Teams will be sent to Goa, Agra and other places also.
In an application filed by her lawyer, she demanded police security saying that the accused in the case is an influential man and may harm her. She also requested the court to seek a progress report on the case.
On the other hand, Mohanty’s wife Meeta Mohanty told mediapersons that her husband was innocent and he was being framed by the girl. The police had sealed the flat in New Sanganer Road area where the alleged rape took place. Meeta and the other family members were at their residence in Sirsi Road area in Vaishali Nagar.
Showing her solidarity with her husband, Meeta said that he would appear before the police when he will be needed. “We have not received any summon from the police, so there is no question of his being missing. After the fake allegations levelled against him by the girl, he is not feeling well. He is on rest on a doctor’s advice,” said Meeta.
A senior police officer said that the girl’s statement has been recorded. “We will soon get the copy of the statement. We are trying to ascertain whether Mohanty had sexually exploited the girl. Whether they had mutual relationship is also under the purview of investigation,” said the officer.
The police are yet to summon the IAS officer for questioning. “We will issue the summons after verifying some facts,” said the officer.